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Table 2 Distribution of Oral hygiene status and OIDP according to socio-demographic and oral health related behaviours

From: Socio-demographic and behavioural correlates of oral hygiene status and oral health related quality of life, the Limpopo - Arusha school health project (LASH): A cross-sectional study

Variable OHI-S > 1 OIDP > 0
  % (n) % (n)
Age   
12-15 yr 40.3 (255) 45.1 (607)
16-21 yr 50.3 (197)** 53.3 (466)**
Sex   
Male 51.2 (257) 49.8 (551)
Female 39.3 (226)** 46.8 (570)
Place of residence   
Urban 43.3 (229) 48.4 (545)
Rural 46.4 (254) 48.0 (577)
Mother's education   
Low 47.1 (278) 51.2 (615)
High 38.7 (104)* 44.2 (292)*
Father's education   
Low 50.6 (225) 51.8 (466)
High 39.3 (128)** 44.2 (332)**
Wealth index   
1st quartile (Most poor) 52.8 (123) 52.2 (262)
2nd quartile 47.4 (161) 48.4 (306)
3rd quartile 44.7 (97) 49.7 (251)
4th quartile (least poor) 32.9 (72)** 43.9 (239)
Parents afford care   
Yes 40.0 (212) 41.1 (456)
No 49.6 (264)** 54.7 (649)**
Family SES   
High 42.7 (352) 44.8 (791)
Moderate/Low 52.7 (126) 59.6 (319)**
Tooth brushing   
Not regularly 51.6 (141) 54.5 (294)
Regularly 42.6 (339)* 46.4 (836)*
Ever tried smoking   
No 41.7 (25) 47.7 (1041)
Yes 45.0 (454) 57.9 (77)*
Dental visit last 2 years   
Yes 38.3 (46) 56.1 (162)
No 45.5 (429) 47.2 (949)*
Sugar sweetened soft drink intake   
Never 48.0 (233) 53.4 (574)
At least on weekly basis 42.3 (243) 43.7 8546)**
  1. **p < 0.001
  2. *p < 0.05
  3. Frequency of those having OHI-S score >1 and OIDP scores >0, respectively.